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Michael J. Costa: Through The Lens

Michael J. Costa Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #53 Photography allows me to express myself through creativity and imagination. Looking through the lens only the eye really envisions what is being created at that particular moment. The series Fro-Zen, really demonstrates that quality visually. The images I create have a simple, abstract, unique look, while emoting a deep feeling within. ...

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Julia Bristow: Designs By Nature

Julia Bristow Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #70 Julia Bristow began creating jewelry in 2006 when she was introduced to vintage jewelry collecting by her sister. She originally collected vintage/antique costume jewelry because she found it appealed to the “little girl” in her to collect these sparkling rhinestone treasures and place them in a jewelry box, as they were pretty ...

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Slim’s Hosts Bouwmans And Lewis

OAKHURST – Sierra Art Trails brings artists and art lovers out and around town for three days every year, and local establishments get in on the act. Tonight, Slim’s Koffee Shak invites the community to an opening reception from 6 – 8 p.m. for two artists participating in Sierra Art Trails, #55 and #56 in the Catalog respectively: Marij Bouwmans ...

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LaVone Sterling: Inspiration And Opportunity

LaVone Sterling Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #20 Art is in everyone! It just needs the inspiration and opportunity to find its way onto paper and express itself. As children we all drew pictures of flowers, trees, our house, our family and our dog .   With each picture we told a story. Somewhere along the line most of us got ...

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Trowzers Akimbo: Multiple-Point Perspectives

Trowzers Akimbo Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #46 When artist Trowzers Akimbo (AKA, Bill Davis) isn’t painting on location in Yosemite National Park or the surrounding area, he works out of his home studio in Oakhurst. Originally drawn to the mountains from Los Angeles in 1989 to accept the position of Chief Creative Officer/Vice President of Development at Oakhurst computer ...

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Lorna Pollock: Abstracted Landscapes

Lorna Pollock Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #87 We invite you to visit our beautiful studio setting, well worth the short scenic drive from Hwy 49. Our fields are dotted with concrete and metal sculptures by myself and by other artists of the region whose work we have collected. Inside the studio, the walls are full of all new oil ...

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Faith Rumm: Painting The John Muir Trail

Faith Rumm — Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #101 Artist Faith Rumm is fairly new to this area, having moved to Mariposa around two years ago. Coming from Marin County California, she was eager to be closer to the focus of her artistic inspiration, the High Sierra backcountry, and particularly, Yosemite National Park. In her fine art oil painting, Faith ...

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Jonathan Bock: Technology And Technique

Jonathan Bock Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog #57 Jon Bock’s artwork combines photography, painting, and computer art into striking compositions that express emotive, cultural, and spiritual subjects. His work is influenced by folklore, myth, dreams, music and our interaction with nature and each other. Bock is constantly experimenting with new technologies and techniques. His latest work is focused on computer ...

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Shannon Grissom: Layering Vivid Color

SHANNON GRISSOM – Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog # 6 I’m a newcomer to the Sierras. Before my arrival, most of my work was created with a brush. Recently, I’ve been greatly influenced by our magnificent rock formations. Now I’m creating highly sculptural palette-knife pieces, unified by layers of vibrant color. I originally expressed my creative self through music. Moved ...

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Bob Boomer: Sculpting In Wood

BOB BOOMER – Sierra Art Trails 2015 Catalog # 81 Coming from a long line of woodworkers and fine cabinetmakers, Bob Boomer’s own love of working in wood sprouted at a young age. He recalls carving figures in this medium as early as age twelve. Boomer went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Industrial Technology, with a ...

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